2022 Municipal Election

This is the official website providing information regarding the 2022 Municipal/School Board Trustee Election for the Township of Lanark Highlands.

Please check back regularly as the website will be updated as new information becomes available.

The Municipal Election Day is Monday, October 24th, 2022. All votes will be cast electronically using internet and telephone starting on Monday, October 17th.

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 makes it mandatory for municipalities to establish a Compliance Audit Committee to deal with complaints regarding election campaign financing in relation to candidates and registered third parties for each election, and to consider reports from the Clerk citing apparent instances of over-contributions.

An elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or a registered third party who is registered in relation to the election in the municipality has contravened a provision of the Act relating to election campaign finances may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate's or registered third party's election campaign finances, even if the candidate or registered third party has not filed a financial statement.

Municipalities must appoint a Committee by October 1 of an election year and the appointment is for the term of the new Council.

Additional Information

Candidate Financial Statement (2018 Election)

As per section 88 (9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, candidate financial statements filed shall be made available for viewing by the public on a website:

Office

Candidate

Form 4

Mayor

Terry Lee Donaldson

Form 4

Mayor

Peter McLaren

Form 4

Mayor

Brian Stewart

Form 4

Deputy Mayor

John Wilson Hall

Form 4

Deputy Mayor

Bob Mingie

Form 4

Deputy Mayor

Bill Neilson

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Councillor Ward 1     

Susan Berlin

Form 4

Councillor Ward 1

Ron Closs

Form 4

Councillor Ward 1

Linda Hansen

Form 4

Councillor Ward 2

Steven Brian Roberts

Form 4

Councillor Ward 3

Isabel Anne McRae

Form 4

Councillor Ward 3

Peter Rodger

Form 4

Councillor Ward 4

Shannon Forsyth

Form 4

Councillor Ward 4

William (Bill) Lloyd King    

Form 4   

Councillor Ward 5

Ryan Hunter

Form 4

Councillor Ward 5

Jeannie Kelso

Form 4

Councillor Ward 5

Mary Kirkham

Form 4

Registered Third Party Financial Statementsd (2018 Election)

As per section 88 (9.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 registered third party financial statements filed shall be made available for viewing by the public on a website:

Registered Third Party    

Contact Person    

Form 8   

Candidate Information Sessions

Session One

Thursday, July 7, 2022

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lanark County Administration Building         

99 Christie Lake Road, Perth

Session Two

Thursday, July 21, 2022

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Town of Carleton Place Arena (Upstairs)   

75 Neelin Street, Carleton Place

 

Who can be a Candidate?

To run for municipal office you must be nominated and qualify.

To be a qualified candidate you must be:

  • a Canadian Citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • reside in the Township of Lanark Highlands or be the owner or tenant of land in Lanark Highlands, or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in Lanark Highlands.

 

Who cannot be a Candidate?

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institute.
  • A corporation.
  • A person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity.
  • A person who ceases to be a Canadian citizen.
  • A person who is not a resident, the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the municipality.
  • An employee of the municipality or local board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day the employee is nominated and resigns if elected to the office.
  • A person who is not an employee of the municipality but who is the Clerk, Treasurer, Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General, Ombudsman or registrar referred to in section 223.11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 or an investigator referred to in subsection 239.2 91 of the municipality, or a person who is not an employee of the municipality but who holds an administrative position of the municipality.
  • A judge of any court; a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario or the Senate or House of Commons of Canada.
  • A public servant within the meaning of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006.
  • A federal employee within the meaning of the Public Service Employment Act.
  • A person who is prohibited from voting in a municipal election according to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or the Municipal Act, 2001.
  • A person who has violated financial requirements for filing financial information in the previous election.
  • A person who has been convicted of a corrupt practice under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) in connection with an act or omission that relates to an election to which the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 applies.

*Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for municipal office without having to resign their current seat in parliament. However by 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day), MPs, MPPs and Senators will be required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek municipal office.  If you are a federal or provincial cabinet minister, you must step down from cabinet prior to filing your nomination and must resign your seat by the close of nominations.

 

Nomination Process

Nominations will be accepted at the Municipal Office during regular business hours from May 2, 2022, until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Nomination Day).

Nominations must include:

  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form
  • the prescribed Declaration by at least 25 persons endorsing the nomination who are eligible to vote
  • a Declaration of Qualifications
  • a completed Consent to Release Personal Information
  • the prescribed nomination filing fee:

$200 for Reeve

$100 for Deputy Reeve and Councillors

Candidates are requested to bring proof of identity and residence and the unsigned forms with them to the Municipal Office where they are to be signed in front of the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer and filed.

You must contact the Clerk to make an appointment to file your nomination papers.

 

Nomination Forms

  • Candidates Introductory Letter
  • Form - Nomination Paper
  • Form - Endorsement of Nomination (25 Signatures)
  • Form - Declaration of Qualifications (Council)
  • Form - Consent to Release Personal Information
Please direct all inquiries to the Clerk at
Contact the Clerk

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75 George Street,
PO BOX 340
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0

613-259-2398
1-800-239-4695

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.